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old school

noun
1.
advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism:
a military man of the old school.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
Related forms
old-school, adjective
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  • His poetry is perhaps too much of the old school, to suit the taste of the day.
  • There is much of the old school in the matter, but little in the manner.
  • Get a sailor of the old school to relay the coils before you go into the field so that the rope will be ready for use.
  • Made with wool and synthetic fabrics from old school suits.
  • The plaid print gives you some old school flavor while you spray about your huge day in the waves.
  • The new financial aristocrats don't wear old school ties.
  • Their idea was revolutionary, but their methods were old school.
  • So late in life, he began challenging some of the best in the sport with only one condition: old school equipment.
  • The extent to which they all think of themselves as belonging to a world that's fading-the old school-there's some truth to that.
  • The citizens included photographs of old school buildings, interiors, and students.
British Dictionary definitions for old school

old school

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a school formerly attended by a person
2.
a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices
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Slang definitions & phrases for old school

old school

modifier

From an early time, favoring traditional ways; retro or vintage: old school fraternity hazings/ strictly old school


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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